UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
          FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES MANUAL



TITLE:  CERTIFICATION THAT NO CONFLICT           PROCEDURE:  15-2
        OF INTEREST EXISTS                                         
                                                                   

Policy Reference:              XV.A.1

Purpose

To provide certification that a conflict of interest does NOT exist
in employment situations that have the appearance of a conflict.

Background

The University wishes to avoid the appearance of conflicts of
interest in employment situations.  If, however, the employment of
spouses or relatives in the same department or unit is in the best
interest of the institution and a conflict of interest will not
exist, the department head should address a letter to the
appropriate dean or vice president covering the following points:

That neither spouse nor any relative living in the same household:

     Has exercised or will exercise any control over the employment
     of the other;

     Has any control over, or is in a position to influence, the
     employment activities of the other, as such activities are
     defined in the University's Financial Policy XV.A.1; and

     The employment is in the best interest of the University and
     the Commonwealth.

Prior to the offer or renewal of an employment contract, the
certification request shall be reviewed by the dean and a
recommendation for approval made to the appropriate vice president
for final decision, with an information copy being sent to the
Assistant VP for Finance and Univ Comptroller.

Instructions

Process as indicated.


Responsibility                          Action                 

Department Head             1. Addresses a letter to the dean
                               concerning the points on page 15.1.1
                               and requesting approval of the
                               appointment/offer or renewal.

                            2. Forwards letter and copies of all
                               supporting documents to the
                               appropriate dean.

Dean                        3. Reviews material forwarded by
                               department head.

                            4. Endorses letter recommending the
                               appointment/offer or renewal.

                            5. Forwards all material:

                               5a.  If approved to the Vice     
                               President.

                               5b.  If disapproved, to the     
                               department head.

Vice President              6. Reviews material forwarded from the
                               Dean.

                            7. Contacts General Counsel if
                               assistance is needed.

                            8. Approves or disapproves.

                            9. Notifies dean and Assistant VP for
                               Finance and Univ Comptroller of
                               action taken.


ISSUED BY:                                                 03/16/87

Assistant VP for Finance
and University Comptroller     15.2.2